The Daily Digital Photo
Chronicling the life of Clayton and Spenser, with memories of Scooter

August 22, 2008

You clamored for it, so here you go: my fraction of a second of fame. This was taken at least ten years ago, maybe eleven or twelve, I can't remember. On the left is Anita Nall. Anita won a gold, silver and bronze in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona when she was only fifteen. She had a world record in the 200 meter breastroke as well. On the right is Beth Botsford, who won two gold in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, also when she was just fifteen. In the middle, of course, is little ol' me. I have no gold, silver or bronze but I did collect a few ribbons in my day and I'm still swimming. The story behind this photo goes as follows: I was swimming early on a Saturday morning and when the swim team finished just about everyone left except for Beth and Anita. My courage bolstered by the lack of swim team'ers to laugh at me, I got out of the water and went up to them. "I hope you don't think I'm some kind of weird groupie, but would you mind me having my picture taken with you?" They were as sweet and nice as they look and said yes right away. I had the photo matted and framed, and it hangs proudly in my bathroom.